10 Reasons to Choose Quality Early Learning and Child Care

Expert knowledge Early childhood educators are experts in child development and are trained to create inspiring learning environments!
Intentionality Early childhood educators provide your child the gift of time and attention. They will stop and explore the new flowers or jump in the mud puddles with your child.
Young at heart Early childhood educators know how to have fun! They’re not afraid to be silly and laugh with your child; all while nurturing your child’s creativity and helping to build their self-confidence.
Setting limits Every child needs reasonable boundaries, such as no playing ball inside. Early childhood educators set limits and support families in doing the same.
Love of literacy Early childhood educators read and tell stories, sing songs, and do puppet shows to inspire a love of language and to build early literacy skills.
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Confidence boost Early childhood educators provide safe opportunities for your child to be independent and to become confident in their personality and decision making skills.
Inspired learning Early childhood educators ask open-ended questions to inspire creative thought and curiosity, to encourage children to explore, and to make learning fun.
Life skills Early childhood educators use their expertise to develop programs that use play as a tool for teaching math, literacy, science and essential life skills that last for life!
Making friends Early childhood educators are educated to appropriately support children to gain social skills, which are so important in making friends and developing positive relationships!
Helping hand Everyone gets stumped by parenting from time to time - juggling schedules, demands, and behaviours. When it gets tough and you need someone to talk to, reach out to your child’s early childhood educator!
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Helping the youngest Islanders get a great start

October 27th, 2015

October 23, 2015

For Immediate Release

Early childhood educators across Prince Edward Island are building on their successes and skills during their annual conference this week, says Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Hal Perry.

“One of the major reasons why early childhood education programs are so successful in this province is because of the highly-trained and dedicated educators in the field,” said Minister Perry. “Government is committed to working with educators and families to ensure that children get the best possible start in their early years.”

The Early Childhood Development Association of PEI is holding its annual fall conference in Summerside. During the conference, early childhood educators learn from each other and explore how they can ensure those who enter their centres feel welcomed, valued and included.

Todd Wanerman is a keynote speaker. He is an author, lecturer at San Francisco State University, and he has been contributing to the advancement of early childhood education for more than 25 years. Mr. Wanerman will be speaking on inclusion and the challenges and opportunities of providing care to a diverse community. He will also facilitate a workshop on this topic for staff at the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture.

Government supports early childhood education with an annual investment of over $10.5 million. There are 44 early years centres in the province, along with 122 licensed childcare centres. Together, they provide quality early learning and care to more than Island 2,400 children. Prince Edward Island early years services rank number one in the country, tied with Quebec, as reported by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

“The Early Childhood Development Association is committed to promoting and supporting quality early childhood development programs and services for Island children and families,” says Sonya Hooper, executive director of the association. “Professional development opportunities such as the annual conference help to maintain and improve the high standards we have established.”


Media Contact: Katie MacDonald

via the Government of Prince Edward Island

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